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The Resource Arabian sands, directed by Jean-Claude Luyat, (electronic resource)

Arabian sands, directed by Jean-Claude Luyat, (electronic resource)

Label
Arabian sands
Title
Arabian sands
Statement of responsibility
directed by Jean-Claude Luyat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looking at Wilfred Thesiger today, a dignified elderly Englishman, one would not suspect that he had been an adventurer and explorer in the tradition of T.E. Lawrence of Arabia. He grew up in Ethiopia, where his father was ambassador. From 1945-50, in the company of Bedouins he crossed the Arabian desert twice, including the "empty quarter" which had not been explored by outsiders. He revealed to the world the existence of tribes that were unknown, and mapped the Rub al Khali, now in Oman. This film is based on his published memoir (Arabian Sands), old photographs, archival footage of the desert tribes, and interviews with aging sheiks who recall the hardships of their journeys. Thesiger fulfilled his lifelong ambition to explore the desert and live among the Bedouin. Although he endured extreme hunger, thirst, and exhaustion, he felt privileged to have experienced the silence and remote mystery of the endless dunes. Even now, fifty years later and retired in Kenya, he feels the desert in his blood. Sadly, he realized the Bedouin way of life which gave him such contentment, was doomed by encroaching civilization. "I shall always remember those illiterate herdsman whose generosity, courage, endurance, patience and light-hearted gallantry made me feel humble."
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luyat, Jean-Claude
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thesiger, Wilfred
  • Bedouins
  • Middle East
Target audience
general
Label
Arabian sands, directed by Jean-Claude Luyat, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630940
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630940/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210150
  • (OCoLC)747796192
Video recording format
other
Label
Arabian sands, directed by Jean-Claude Luyat, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630940
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630940/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210150
  • (OCoLC)747796192
Video recording format
other

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